Transformers at NYCC...Spotlight Metroplex and AHM Coda

Transformers at NYCC...Spotlight Metroplex and AHM Coda

Monday, February 9th, 2009 3:33pm CST

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Game and Pop culture website IGN.com have posted a rundown of the IDW Panel at this years New York Comic Con, with both the Transformers and GI Joe titles featuring heavily.

While most of the news, regarding the Transformers: revenge of the Fallen prequel comics, and Spotlights Jazz and Drift are well known, the IDW Panel at NYCC did drop one big new revelation...Spotlight Metroplex.

As yet to be seen in the IDW Transformers comics Spotlight: Metroplex will be written by by Andy Schmidt with Marcelo Matere on art duties.

Also revealed is that we are to receive an All Hail Megatron Coda, a 4 part mini-series that will aim to bridge the gap between All Hail Megatron and the titles that came before it. Starting in July 2009, the Coda will feature two shorts stories per issue which will reveal "some very huge, secret plans".

A 16 page Poster book and a Beast Wars collection, similar to the War Within Collection that is due this week.

For the full rundown from IGN, please click here.

Credit(s): IDW Publishing, IGN.com


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Re: Transformers at NYCC...Spotlight Metroplex and AHM Coda (881530)
Posted by ashe5k on February 9th, 2009 @ 4:00pm CST
Do we really need a lead up into All Hail Megatron?

Spotlight Metroplex has me intrigued though.
Re: Transformers at NYCC...Spotlight Metroplex and AHM Coda (881539)
Posted by partholon on February 9th, 2009 @ 4:12pm CST
i remember waaaay back on the IDW boards the notiong of a spotlight metroplex was brought up and i have to say im looking forward too it.

he's got one of the most unique roles in the army and i think you could get a really different character piece in it.

lets be honest most of it wouild be him just lying there !

be interesting to see what a city thinks of his inhabitants and how he handles his existance.
Re: Transformers at NYCC...Spotlight Metroplex and AHM Coda (881543)
Posted by JazZeke on February 9th, 2009 @ 4:15pm CST
Oooh, Spotlight Metroplex. I always thought the cityformers were one of the most outlandish concepts, but the character is interesting enough. I'm kind of hoping they have him turn into a space station instead of a city though, since a fortress size robot is waaay too big.

I'll probably pass on the AHM bridge, unless they do something amazing to real me in like bring Don Figueroa back. But I don't really want to sink more money into what has been to me a big step in the wrong direction for the IDW-verse.
Re: Transformers at NYCC...Spotlight Metroplex and AHM Coda (881565)
Posted by MYoung23 on February 9th, 2009 @ 5:22pm CST
All Hail Megatron Coda = attempt to fix numerous continuity errors and unexplained events in a canonical series that seemingly wasnt meant to be canon.
Re: Transformers at NYCC...Spotlight Metroplex and AHM Coda (881567)
Posted by i_amtrunks on February 9th, 2009 @ 5:32pm CST
MYoung23 wrote:All Hail Megatron Coda = attempt to fix numerous continuity errors and unexplained events in a canonical series that seemingly wasnt meant to be canon.


My Thoughts exactly.

A 12 issue Maxi series now needs another 4 issues to try and force it to fit in a universe that the writer obviously had no idea about when he pitched his series.

It also means that thus far AHM will have taken 11 issues to get to the point it is at now.
Re: Transformers at NYCC...Spotlight Metroplex and AHM Coda (881594)
Posted by MYoung23 on February 9th, 2009 @ 6:16pm CST
Im looking forward to Spotlight: Metroplex.

That is a great opportunity to find out what makes a previously underdeveloped character tick.
Re: Transformers at NYCC...Spotlight Metroplex and AHM Coda (881614)
Posted by Fananga on February 9th, 2009 @ 7:02pm CST
On the topic of Metroplex theres something that always bugged me. Was he the 'Autobot city' that was attacked during the Animated movie?

There were a few things (like the way the defences went up, the Drawbridge ramp etc and the fact that the city transformed at all) that made me think like that. Of course the fact he didnt transform to fight back kinda makes it obvious but things are never that simple when it comes to continuity or anything else for that matter when it coems to animation.
Re: Transformers at NYCC...Spotlight Metroplex and AHM Coda (881621)
Posted by MYoung23 on February 9th, 2009 @ 7:16pm CST
I guess the unofficial story was that Metroplex was part of Autobot City and his transformation cog was destroyed which is why he had to be partially transformed manually in the movie.
Re: Transformers at NYCC...Spotlight Metroplex and AHM Coda (881671)
Posted by Firebird on February 9th, 2009 @ 9:09pm CST
Spotlight Metroplex sounds interesting, I really like the one shots so I will definitely pick it up.

Coda just brings up more questions though. Was all this really necessary? Why couldn't the back story and "huge secret plans" have been in the past 7 issues of the regular AHM? It seems it would have been easier to just let Furman do Expansion at this point...
Re: Transformers at NYCC...Spotlight Metroplex and AHM Coda (881704)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on February 9th, 2009 @ 10:11pm CST
This Coda seems interesting, considering I have been somewhat annoyed by the overall lack of connectivity I felt with AHM. Spotlight Metroplex also sounds like loads of raucus fun.
Re: Transformers at NYCC...Spotlight Metroplex and AHM Coda (881742)
Posted by lowman_x on February 9th, 2009 @ 11:37pm CST
Ooooh! Spotlight: Metroplex! Nice! Does this mean we'll see a Spotlight: Trypticon down the track too?

As to his role as Autobot City: Earth, he wasn't the entire city. According to the comics he was a part/the core of the city and the reason why it could transform at all. They had to manually engage the transformation process as he was dormant underneath/within the city itself and they harnessed his transformation power while he was in this state. (If you read Space Pirates it explains it all.)

His transformation cog was stolen after the events of the movie (I think it was the Starscream's Ghost two-parter).

As to the whole AHM coda thing... if we didn't have a half-baked story/premise to begin with and they had a writer who took into account and used the existing storyline that had been carefully crafted and set up during the few years previous, we wouldn't need a bloody comic of mini-stories to patch up a dreadfully out-of-sync maxi-series. I'm sorry, but IDW seriously fudged caked up on that one!

Also, does anyone know whether they're going to let Furman back to write the "main" storyline? I know he's doing Maximum Dinobots but what's the goss on him and EJ getting back to continuing the -ation series (or something equivalent)?
Re: Transformers at NYCC...Spotlight Metroplex and AHM Coda (882124)
Posted by Swiftpaw on February 10th, 2009 @ 4:20pm CST
Fananga wrote:On the topic of Metroplex theres something that always bugged me. Was he the 'Autobot city' that was attacked during the Animated movie?


As shown later in the season afterwards, Metroplex was a part of Autobot City, as opposed to the city in itself. The most likely presumtion is as the city was still being built when attacked Metroplex either wasn't 'awake' yet (thus needing the manual transformation of the city to defense mode) or including a portion transforming into a giant robot was added to prevent such future attacks between the movie and season 3.
Re: Transformers at NYCC...Spotlight Metroplex and AHM Coda (882296)
Posted by ponycorn on February 11th, 2009 @ 12:13am CST
Anything AHM - bring it on! 4 more issues totalling 8 more short stories of AHM - good thing in my book.

16 page poster book huh? Can't find anything on what posters. Just shocked right now that IDW is actually giving us posters.

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